Curran, Dolores – Small Water Jar with Feather and Clouds Design (1980s)

1.5"w x 2"h

$ 300.00

The painting on this small water jar by Dolores Curran is exceptional!  The entire piece is fully polished and then it is painted. In terms of painted designs, Dolores has to first polish the jar and then paint the designs over and over again at least four and five times!  The first time is to outline the design, and then a second time to deepen the outline.  Then the designs are filled-in and then painted over again. Finally, the entire piece is painted over one more time for consistency in color!  Imagine painting a piece that many times and STILL getting such thin lines.  The neck has a feather pattern, and no, I didn’t count them!  They are too tiny!  Above the shoulder are cloud and rain designs.  Below the shoulder are waves.  For the size, it is incredibly complex in design!  The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Dolores Curran”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.